Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.
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Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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July 29

Update 2016-07-29



Here we go – the latest update for Wreckfest is out!

As always the update contains a host of important fixes and improvements based on the feedback we're received, but without any doubt the highlights of this update are the new Mixed 3 track as well as badass folk-racing inspired version of the European 3 car, as pictured in the title image. Being a low-tier beater version of European 3 car, this new car offers you a first glimpse of how the career of the game will work, with players starting from the bottom and working their way up to better events with better cars.

Other than that we've made an effort to improve the new health system so it should make more sense and support the type of gameplay we want to encourage. We've also improved all cars by tweaking the suspension setups, fixing some of the aerodynamic properties, improving gear shift logic as well as tuning the driving assists, and as a result the actual business of racing should feel better no matter what your skill level. And finally, modders now have an ability to finetune AI routes as well as view trackside cameras.

Please find full details below:

  • Added a new work-in-progress track, Mixed 3.
  • Added a folk-racing variant of European 3.
  • It now requires heavy hits to cause any damage to the chassis in case the body panels are almost or fully intact.
  • Low to moderate jumps no longer cause damage to the chassis health on landing unless chassis is in critical condition.
  • Health bars now display correct reading also in replays.
  • Improved car cameras and related effects.
  • Improved shifting logic for automatic gearbox.
  • It's now possible to skip gears when downshifting (i.e. shift directly from 3rd to 1st, for example).
  • Improved Stability and Traction Control assists to make them more useable.
  • Exposed developer track data and trackside camera visualization, racing line adjust tool, and free camera for modded tracks.
  • Use the tilde key ~ (the key below ESC that resembles a squiggly worm) to access the developer menu and F11 to enable free camera.
  • Added an ability to set effects to panel release and unlocking (not used for official cars just yet).
  • Fixed buggy checkpoints on Speedway 1 and Tarmac 2.
  • Improved AI routes on a number of tracks.
  • Fixed rough geometry in the Sandpit 3 intersection causing cars to flip.
  • Added more grass to Sandpit 3.
As always, thanks for your continued support! Any feedback you have, we'd love to hear it.

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June 23

Update 2016-06-23



We're happy to let you all know that the latest update is out! The update contains quite a few improvements, major and minor alike, but the main feature of the update is the new track Sandpit 3 offering high-speed racing through the forested hilly scenery, something that will probably bring back sweet memories of a certain well-known racing game of yesteryear. We love it, and we hope that you too will! In addition to Sandpit 3 the update also adds a Figure 8 layout for Speedway 8, since let's face it – Figure 8 is like the bread and butter of demolition racing games, and those never get old.

Other than that, we've implemented the basics of the our new, more tactical damage system. Vehicles now have chassis health and armor, the latter being visualized with the previously used sector triangles. Think of them as outer panels of the car: the better the condition of the armor the more incoming damage it absorbs, and when the armor condition drops to zero (black), all damage will go directly to lower chassis health. From now on the vehicle is only totaled when chassis health drops to zero. To help you better pick targets the health bars are also now visualized next to the player name in HUD. In future, we will extend the system so that various components such as the suspension of the car can fail.

IMPORTANT!
If the game fails to launch after updating, please launch the game with "-disable_mods" command line parameter. To do so, right click on the game name in the Steam library, click on Properties, then Set Launch Options, type -disable_mods and click OK.

Please find the full changelog here:

CHANGELOG:
  • Added a new track Sandpit 3 with two layouts (short and long) in both normal and reverse variants.
  • Added a new Figure 8 layout for Speedway 2.
  • Implemented the basics of the new damage system.
  • Health bars are now displayed in the HUD.
  • The vehicle with more speed and mass now has more advantage in collisions, paving way for a more tactical gameplay.
  • Improved Sandpit 2 and Mixed 1 level art.
  • Fixed Sandpit 2 checkpoints.
  • Improved AI racing line in a number of tracks.
  • Improved AI start/racing logic.
  • Reduced AI aggression towards the player.
  • It's now slightly more difficult to bump the AI off the track.
  • Improved clutter loading speed.
  • Improved gamepad controller.
  • Improved reflection and vehicle paint shader.
  • Fixed a bug with the game being unable to start if more than ten mods have been enabled at some point.
  • Weathers are now scanned similar to tracks, vehicles and parts, so multiple weather mods can co-exist.
  • BagEditor now shows files under Art folder too.
As always, we're looking forward to your feedback!

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About This Game

Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.

Expect epic crashes and tight, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line on run-down racing tracks. Expect proper demolition derbies. Expect brand new ways for metal to bend and the signature once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation.

It’s a motorsport, but not just any motorsport. It’s a motorsport with attitude.

Unique Racing Experience

First and foremost, we’re building a FUN racing game with PERSONALITY. It’s all about the stuff that really matters: varied tracks, cool cars, and the defining once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation. If you’re familiar with our previous games, you already know what we’re aiming at: exhilarating racing action with sophisticated physics and damage modeling, only this time we’re upping the ante on almost every front. This is the game we envisioned way back in the early 2000s, only re-imagined for today’s technology and gaming standards.

Awesome Cars

The cars are old, cheap, banged up, patched together, rusty… just awesome! In short, our cars ooze with STYLE. You won’t find anything like them in other racing games. We’ve got variety, as well: everyone loves the old American heavy-hitters from the muscle car era, but we’re not neglecting the fun little European and Asian cars from the long-gone decades either. The best part is that you’ll be taking them apart and building them back up again in your garage; the career is as much about your garage and your project cars as it is about racing.

Exciting Engine

Our in-house ROMU engine is a hell-bent beast that's precision-engineered for high-speed, breakneck racing. We have also already implemented fully deformable soft body car damage, meaning that the cars will react to damage in a very tangible, convincing way. While we're focused on action, motorsport authenticity is not forgotten, either. To that end our engine is simulating vehicle dynamics in a very sophisticated fashion. Rolling resistances, casters and slip angles are definitely not ancient Greek to us, and you as the player will be the one benefiting from our expertise.

EARLY ACCESS FEATURES

The current Early Access release contains four playable cars and a number of tracks, showcasing both white-knuckle track racing and explosive demolition derby action with 24 cars that will give you taste of things to come. During the coming months we’re going to give the game a lot of polish as well as implement many new exciting features, and all Early Access supporters have a unique opportunity to get involved in the development of the title!


We’ve also giving a playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0 to all our Early Access supporters. The sneak peek features a playground that we use internally to test various features various like car damage and environment destruction. Version 2.0 includes new destructive machinery, more dynamic stuff to blow up, spectacular stunts and an awesome physics cannon that we use to play with our physics engine. With the physics cannon you too will now have a chance to cause mayhem to heart’s content by launching missiles, throwing stuff around and destroying the environment as well as the cars!

  • NEW: Steam Workshop support!
  • Extensive modding support: create and modify cars, tracks, physics and a lot more.
  • Full mod support in multiplayer.
  • Online multiplayer with 24 players.
  • Dedicated server support.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Eight cars: American Muscle I, II & III, European Hatchback, American Sedan, European Coupe I & II and Asian Coupe, each with unique handling traits.
  • A number of different performance and handling upgrades, mimicking selected real-world parts.
  • A number of gravel, mixed surface and tarmac race tracks, many inspired by real-world tracks, featuring both normal and reverse layouts.
  • Many fan-favorite tracks like Figure 8 and Speedway I & II, guaranteed to offer total destruction with 24 cars.
  • Four different derby stadiums: Speedbowl, Stadium, Small Stadium and Mud Pit.
  • Various race and derby game modes including Team Deathmatch with up to (!) 24 cars, all with dynamic damage.
  • Soft-body car damage physics system that doesn't need a super computer - even online!
  • Highly configurable support for force-feedback wheels, pedals and H-shifters.
  • Dynamic content that reacts realistically – fences and billboards break down, tires fly around.
  • In-game Photo Mode and Replay with a number of cameras, configurable field-of-view and depth-of-field.
  • BONUS: A playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0 - Have fun in the physics playground!

UPCOMING FEATURES

Wreckfest is currently in early Pre-Alpha stage, and the Early Access version is going to serve as a basis on which we will continue building the game based on your feedback on what works and what doesn't. Throughout the Early Access phase we're going to gradually add more content and new features to the game, with some of the most important key features planned being:


  • Improved car damage and handling.
  • More cars, each with different stylings and performance.
  • More race tracks and derby stadiums with varying surfaces.
  • More dynamic content on the tracks to drive through and crash into.
  • Highly configurable multiplayer with a variety of modes.
  • Extensive player garage and car upgrading system.
  • In-game classifieds to buy and sell cars and parts.
  • Streamlined and polished user interface.
  • Improved graphics quality and performance.

Please note that all features mentioned here may be altered or removed during the development of the title if deemed necessary.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ X2 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce® GTX™ 460 or AMD Radeon™ HD 6450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X4
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 570 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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Recent:
Mixed (68 reviews)
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Enrico Pallazzo
51.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
I hate u bugbear.
Actually 35 bucks for this ♥♥♥♥?? Rly?
Back in 2014, when i bought this “game“, i really was in an upbeat mood, but nowadays with no real progress im totally upset.
This is nothing more than a demo!
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Ivysaur
1.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
I wanted to race clean. Got hit in the rear, then spun out, got hit in my leftdoor. So much frustration! <3
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Slamsuger -[^J^]-
38.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
i laf it
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Gamer Alex (AlexKVideos1)
21.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
I was hoping for this game to be great, but the lack of updates, and how it is nothing like their prevous Flatout games, I really can't enjoy this game. If you take a look at an earlier version of the game, you can see it had a Flatout type feel, with cars exploding on impact, but now it's now suppost to be a realistic car game. Can we have the game shown in this video, please?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKqnAeDpQvk
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anhearo
13.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Quickly becoming one of my favourite games and I'm not really a huge car game fan.
Can't wait to see how the devs progress with it as it feels a little bare right now, but I can easily see it being one to keep an eye on.

Also I haven't really seen anybody playing online which is a shame, I was hoping the online community would be bigger.

Overall definitely worth getting (maybe in a sale or from a cheaper source) in the meantime - 7/10
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NotTheAverageJoeBro
1.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
garbage
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BiggieT1990
5.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Downloaded stuff from steam workshop and after that every time i try to start the game it crashes no matter what way i start it up. other than that its a good game graphics are good if you got a computer that can run it turned up.
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Setsuna
7.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
So far this game has really nice graphics, even if they do seem a bit less optimized (some screen tearing even with vsync on) but everything looks beautiful. Only a few hours on this so far and every hour as been a blast. I just wish it had a little bit of tuning. and a mappable clutch.
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★UnderWatch★
18.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
I would not recommend buying this game unless it was on sale for only 5 and you understood that it will never really improve or leave early access.

Pros:
+ Graphics are decent
+ Sound is good
+ The game "Physics" are enjoyable

Cons:
- Game was basically DOA
- Not much variation in the cars
- Navigating the menus in the garage makes you want to stab yourself in the brain
- Dev team
- Not many people play multiplayer
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Readin5
6.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
I like this game, but when i start a new race it says wreckfest has stopped working.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
Just throwin' some positive vibes out. It is taking time but the last few updates have made the game fun again. So much so it's restoring my faith in it. Crashing feels satisfying (and doesn't do more damage to you than the other guy anymore), races are fun and mad chaotic and it's all just shaping up to a goodun. I can't help but think they should make the tech demo thingy a free demo, that might turn a few heads this way. But yeah, s'good.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
Honestly just a really great game if you like this kind of banger/folkracing. (even if you don't, the tech demo is free so give it a try if you want, the engine is amazing!) Everyone's saying that there are no updates and the devs have abandoned this and blah blah. The devs ARE working on this and releasing updates (although not very often but hey, quality>quantity).
If you liked the Flatout games (excluding 3) I really recommed you give this a try. I do agree it's a little expensive but in my opinion it's worth the price. Just wait for a sale if you want it cheaper.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
personally i feel that this game meet a high level of standard and is worth every cent
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Quickly becoming one of my favourite games and I'm not really a huge car game fan.
Can't wait to see how the devs progress with it as it feels a little bare right now, but I can easily see it being one to keep an eye on.

Also I haven't really seen anybody playing online which is a shame, I was hoping the online community would be bigger.

Overall definitely worth getting (maybe in a sale or from a cheaper source) in the meantime - 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
I wanted to race clean. Got hit in the rear, then spun out, got hit in my leftdoor. So much frustration! <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
i laf it
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
I've found my calling.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
This game is good #simcade, play this for some sim racing detox. Perfect for when you are sick of sim racing after you've just crashed out on the last lap in Assetta Corsa, or wrecking on the last stage in Dirt Rally. Now you can ram dudes off the track without feeling guilty. It has decent force feedback for steering wheels, reasonable handling, and cars, tires plus random ♥♥♥♥ exploding off the track flying past your windshield as you counter steer through the corner.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
Wow, I am surprised I haven't review this game yet.
I am following it from the very beginning, I loved the prototype, I loved the game when it came out in EA and I still bloody love it. Gotta say the lastest updates weren't that great, but now the game is at it's best form.
If you enjoyed FlatOut and Destruction Derby, be sure to check this gem out!
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
Pretty good game, just needs to be worked on more often
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